SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Crusisnbeer. Pours a dark brown with tan head. Aroma of slight anise, darke fruit, some cherrie and farmhouse. Flavor is much the same with a bit of booze. Medium body with medium carbonation. Solid brew!
thewolf (12136) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. [thanks skortila & caesar]
Pours completely black with a small, frothy, beige film head. Aroma is light tart, raisins, cherries, a bit of iodine, oak, whiskey, sherry, coffee and a bit of red wine. Low carbonation, bordering on flat. Fat and oily mouthfeel. Flavour is tart, coffee, roasted malts, mild cherries, vinious, fat malty with a dry and fairly bitter finish. Lots of interesting things in there, but it just lacks a certain something to be completely coherent.
Ungstrup (34715) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. A pitch black beer with a brown head. The aroma has notes of cherries and roasted malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of cherries, over ripe fruits, and roasted malt, leading to a dry alcoholic finish. Interesting and highly complex.
Leighton (18745) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at post-ACBF 2011 tasting. Pours dark, hazy brown with a light head. Faint funk nose with dark, light cocoa malts. Interesting flavor. Rich with some cocoa, peat, alcohol, and subtle sourness. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warm finish, peaty and boozy. Very good stuff.
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is roasty cherrie, some bretty notes, some chocolate. Flavour is a wild ride of sweet cherry, roasty malt, bitter coffee, some caramel, touch of sour brett. Brett slowly starting to take over.
larsniclas (6726) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at CBF11
Black with a small, beige head.
Loads of smoked tar with notes of cherries.
Tar and peat in the flavour.
yngwie (16535) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Ølfestival 2011. An almost black one, topped by a small, dark beige head. Dark dried fruits and sourish fruityness as well as a roasted touch on the nose. The flavor is pretty much the same, berries, dried fruits and roasted malts, quite warming on the palate. Full body, dry and smooth. A pleasant and tasteful beer I’d like to have more of. 110526
Macegan75 (819) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle fron am bierkonig in Amsterdam. Opened at damico’s, poustedrs apablack with litt sip istle head nose is full of cherries, roasted malt and black strap molasses. First sip is tons of brown malt with toasted boozy flavors lending to a coffee bitter finish. Nice
gunnfryd (14189) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 31, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at KØ-2011. black colour with a tan head. aroma is oak, coffee, sourness, berries. Flavour is sweet, oak, sugar, candis sugar, sourness, coffee, spices. Nice beer.
Damico (3144) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It pours dark thick black with a small off white head. The aroma is sweet cherries and dark roasted malts combined perfectly with booze on top. The flavor is boozy, cherries, and dark malts blended very nice on a medium body with a smooth ending that has some welcoming warming booze notes.